The purpose of this paper is to discuss the National Guards deployment frequency, length of deployments, and their dwell time. The Army National Guard is a subordinate entity of the United States Department of Defense. Many decry the current manner in which the National Guard is being used to fight the War on Terror. Their argument is that the Guard wasnt meant to fight overseas for extended periods, or their home state mission is suffering greatly with their Soldiers and equipment overseas. The fact is that the Global War on Terror outweighs a natural disaster, or civil unrest. The Guards workload in terms of deployment time in a combat zone is only a fraction of their active components brothers. The active component is fulfilling their role, and Guardsmen were also aware that they could be called to duty in defense of the nation at anytime, at home and abroad.